How to Photoshop a picture?

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Do you look for ways to bring improvement in the pictures that you take? Even if you don’t have a high-quality SLR camera, there is no reason why you can’t do what the professional photographers do that is to create a high-level of photography.

You may have the most advanced photography accessories; still, you can’t create first-class pictures. The professional photographers before developing photos do edit the photos using Adobe Photoshop, the most well-known photo-editing software.

Adobe Photoshop is an extraordinary software program that contains tools through which one can manipulate and enhance pictures & graphics. Do you know how to Photoshop a picture? Though it’s a very useful software application, it turns out to be complex for a few. Here, we will discuss how to use Adobe Photoshop effectively?

What is Adobe Photoshop?

Want to enhance the look of your photos or to create marvelous digital artwork? There will be need for Adobe Photoshop. Adobe Photoshop is the raster graphic editor i.e. bitmap image which is developed by Adobe Inc. for Windows & macOS.

How to Photoshop a picture?

STEP 1 – Create the Document

You have to create the document with correct size & resolution according to your needs.

STEP 2 – Place the Stock Images into the Document

Place the stock image(s) in the document.  For doing this, go for File > Place Embedded. This process will place the image into the scene as the smart object.

STEP 3 – Change the Background Composition

Once you get the focal image of the document, now it’s time for looking into the composition. Try to look for stock images and place them into the file to check out whether it looks good or needs further improvement. For creating a realistic result, you have to watch out for its perspective. The recent images you place in the scene will have to match the existing images’ perspective.

STEP 4 – Remove the Unwanted Objects with Clone Stamp Tool

Do you want to clean up the unwanted objects or parts from your image? Yes, place all the images into the document and build the composition. For example, when you’re editing a car, you remove unwanted things and imperfections from its various parts.

STEP 5 – Retouching the Focal Element of the Image

There exists a focal point for most of the compositions and needs to be identified at planning stage. In case of image editing, you have to give much attention to focal point.  Need to do some edit on the image.

STEP 6 – Remove the Personal Details

When you’re using stock images, you have to erase the personal details like logos, text, name etc by the eraser tool.

STEP 7 – Correct the Contrast of the image

If you think the contrast of the image is not up to the mark, you can enhance it. You can adjust the contrast by checking out how image looks after enhancing or reducing the contrast repeatedly.

STEP 8 – Sharpening the image

When you combine the different images, it can lead a situation where one area is sharper than others. Parts of background should be the focus when they are out of the focus. We have to edit sharpness to bring more clarity to the image and making the focal areas correct. Use High Pass filter with layer styles and selectively sharpen few areas using the layer mask.

  • Combine all the layers into one at top of the layer stack
  • Rename layer High-pass
  • Filter > Other > High Pass – The radius is selected on the basis of the image size.
  • Change layer blend to Soft light
  • Fill the layer mask in black to hide adjustment
  • Select the brush tool > White as the foreground color
  • Paint the areas that you want to sharpen on the layer mask

STEP 9 – Advanced Color Combination

This is the most important phase of the editing the process. The final color combination will ensure seamless blend among all images within that composition. Use color lookup adjustments over all the other layers. Then go on applying each color in the adjustment layer. For example, use the Photo filter to bring sunshine effect.

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